Whooping cough case reported in Marin Co.

March 31, 2009 11:49:46 AM PDT
Health officials in Marin County are investigating a suspected case of whooping cough at Terra Linda High School.

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Officials sent out letters to parents saying a student in the junior class was diagnosed with the highly contagious disease on March 20th, even though she had been vaccinated at a younger age.

Officials say no other cases have been reported in the county.

Whooping cough affects the respiratory system, and can cause serious illness in children and adults.

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